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Williams: Spiritual and Anabaptist Writers

Spiritual and Anabaptist Writers
George H. Williams & Angel M. Mergal

Long recognized for the quality of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics provides scholars and students with modern English translations of some of the most significant Christian theological texts in history. Through these works?each written prior to the end of the sixteenth century?contemporary readers are able to engage the ideas that have shaped Christian theology and the church through the centuries. The Library of Christian Classics ensures that this great literature of the Christian heritage is easily available and invites the ongoing development of theology.
(ISBN: 978-0-664-24150-6)

Price: $37.99

Farley: Treatises against the Anabaptists and against the Libertines

Treatises against the Anabaptists and against the Libertines
John Calvin, translated and edited by B. W. Farley

Tracts on the Anabaptists and the Libertines, contain some of Calvin’s most significant and theological reflections ranging from infant baptism, refusal to bear arms, withdrawal from politics and government to pantheistic determinism, Gnostic Christology, the libertine view of Christian freedom, and denial of a future resurrection. A most valuable resource for exploring anew both Calvin’s rejection of mysticism and his concern for the believer’s ‘spiritual union’ with Christ.
(ISBN: 978-0-8010-2476-4)

Price: $55.00

Bercott: Will the real Heretics please stand up

Will the real Heretics please stand up
David Bercott

A fascinating overview of the early Christians (A.D. 90 - 299): Who they were. How they lived. What they believed. And how the Christianity of that era was lost. Penned in a free-flowing readable style, combined with sound scholarship, this eye-opening book challenges Christians today to return to the simple holiness, unfailing love, and patient cross-bearing of the early Christians.
(ISBN: none available)

Price: $ 7.50

Veraguth: Sag mir wo die Blumen sind... Das Anliegen der Wiedertaufe

Sag mir wo die Blumen sind... Das Anliegen der Wiedertaufe
Paul Veraguth

Sag mir, wo die Blumen sind - Das Anliegen der Wiedertaufe Paul Veraguth Was schon lange unter der Oberfläche gebrodelt hat, kommt immer mehr ins breitere Spektrum der kirchlichen Öffentlichkeit: der Wunsch vieler Menschen, ihren Glauben an Jesus noch einmal mit der Taufe zu bekräftigen. Dieses Anliegen wirft fundamentale und kontroverse Fragen auf. Das ganze, über Jahrhunderte gewachsene System, welches auf der Unwiederholbarkeit der - gewöhnlich schon als Kind empfangenen - Taufe aufbaut, bekommt tiefe Risse. Die gesamte Tauffrage stellt sich noch einmal neu. Aber Paul Veraguth zeigt in diesem Buch die gleichzeitige Chance auf: wie gerade durch diese Risse in der gewohnten Tauftheologie und -praxis neues Leben in die Kirche hinein fliessen kann.
(ISBN: 3-907827-44-9)

Price: $14.99

veraguth: Heal our Land: Reconciliation with the Anabaptists - An appeal to the Church

Heal our Land: Reconciliation with the Anabaptists - An appeal to the Church
Paul Veraguth

This book offers an excellent and very moving insight into the annals of the Anabaptists. The author's main aim is to help expose and bring about healing for a deep wound which we have been carrying for centuries.
English: (ISBN: 3-907827-25-2)
Deutsch: (ISBN:3-907827-23-6)

Price:
Heal our Land, eng. - $4.99
Heile unser Land, deu. - $4.99

friesen: Building Communities: The Changing face of Manitoba Mennonites

Building Communities: The Changing face of Manitoba Mennonites
John J. Friesen

This award-winning book is not only a comprehensive and accessible history of Manitoba Mennonites who emigrated from Europe in the 19th century to seek religious freedom and live out their pacifist convictions, but it also looks at today's Mennonites in all their cultural, ethnic, linguistic and theological diversity.
Generously illustrated with photographs and maps, and including illuminating excerpts from hundreds of personal and official documents, it is an important contribution to the history of Manitoba.
Commissioned by the Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society, this book includes new emphsis on the experience of women, Mennonite folklore, urban life, and lively young Mennonite congregations of East Asian, African, Latin American and Aboriginal origin.
(ISBN: 978-0-920718-78-0)

Price: $30.00

tryzna: Blessed are the Pacifists: The Beatitudes and Just War Theory

Blessed are the Pacifists: The Beatitudes and Just War Theory
Thomas Trzyna

This book takes a fresh look at pacifism as a way of life and a practical method of conflict resolution that is grounded in the Scripture, particularly the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew's gospel. Based on a study of just war theory and contemporary world events, this book does not rehearse familiar debates about how to justify war. Rather, it approaches the topic from the provocative angle that the work of peacemakers requires setting goals to be measured in generations, not years.
(ISBN: 978-0836-19346-6)

Price: $12.99

hoover: Feuertaufe: Das redikale Leben der Täufer - eine Provokation

Feuertaufe: Das redikale Leben der Täufer - eine Provokation
Peter Hoover

Die Täufer wollten Jesus im Alltag nachfolgen, ihr Leben miteinander teilen, Menschen zum Glauben an Jesus einladen und den Frieden Gottes gewaltfrei leben. Als Zeichen der Entscheidung tauften sie Erwachsene, auch wenn diese bereits als Kinder getauft waren. Auf diese „Vergehen“ stand im 16. Jahrhundert die Todesstrafe. Tausende wurden verhaftet, gefoltert und hingerichtet, weil sie ihrem Glauben treu bleiben wollten. Dieses Buch erzählt die erschütternde Geschichte einer faszinierenden Bewegung von Christen, die bereit waren, alles für ihren Glauben aufs Spiel zu setzen.
German translation of: The Secret of the Strength.
(ISBN: 978-3-935992-23-7)

Price: $22.99

Praying with the Anabaptists

Praying with the Anabaptists: The secret of bearing fruit
Marlene Kropf & Eddy Hall

Nurture your spiritual life with this prayer guide for individuals and small groups. Each of the 15 devotionals consists of a Scripture passage, a quote from an early Anabaptist, a prayer exercise, and hymn.
(ISBN: 0-87303-246-2)

Price: $12.00

Snyder: From Anabaptist Seed

From Anabaptist Seed
C. Arnold Snyder

Commissioned by Mennonite World Conference, this book outlines historical Anabaptist teachings and practices. It is intended not as a normative statement, but rather provides a point of departure for continuing conversations, inside as well as outside Anabaptist-related churches. Includes study questions to further discussion. Selected for the Global Anabaptist-Mennonite Shelf of Literature.
(ISBN: 0-9685543-0-X)

Price: $6.25

Anabaptists and the Sword

Anabaptists and the Sword
James M. Stayer

Stayer's Anabaptists and the Sword, is considered one of the foremosts texts on the German anabaptist movement. In it, Stayer indicates how the first decade of the Reformation (often referred to as the Radical Reformation) saw the anabaptists employ violence as a means towards realizing political and apolitical goals.
(ISBN: 978-1-9244-019-1)

Price: $30.45

Reading the Anabaptist Bible

Reading the Anabaptist Bible: Reflections for every day of the year
edited by C. Arnold Snyder & Galen A. Peters

Daily Bible readings are drawn from the passages selected by Swiss Anabaptists in their published collection of 1540. These daily biblical readings are paired with Anabaptist testimonies and writings that reflect on the text of each day. This is a unique devotional source, providing spiritual nourishment for today's seekers. Introduction by Arthur Paul Boers.
(ISBN: 1-894710-25-8)

Price: $39.00

Laben im Abseits

Leben im Abseits: Frauen und Maenner im Taeufertum (1525-1550)
Eine Studie zur Alltagsgeschichte
Marlies Mattern

Die Reformation besaß ein gesellschaftsveränderndes Potential mit vielen Facetten. Eine der schillerndsten zeigt die Lebensformen derjenigen Frauen und Männer, die sich weder an Konzepte der altgläubigen Obrigkeit noch an Richtlinien der Reformatoren halten wollten. Zu diesen Nonkonformisten zählten die Täufer, deren Lebenserfahrungen in dieser Untersuchung rekonstruiert werden. Der alltagsgeschichtliche Ansatz, gestützt von einer breiten Quellenüberlieferung, gibt Einblicke in die besonderen Lebensverhältnisse der Dissidenten des 16. Jahrhunderts und veranschaulicht damit ebenfalls die Ordnung der Mehrheitsgesellschaft. Der Alltag der Täufer macht deutlich, daß ihr Leben nicht nur «Alternative» im Kontext der Zeitumstände, sondern in gewisser Weise auch «historische Alternative» war.
(ISBN: 3-631-33331-5)

Price: $66.25

Die vortridentinische katholische Kontroverstheologie und die Taeufer

Die vortridentinische katholishe Kontroverstheologie und die Taeufer
Christoph Dittrich

In der vorliegenden Arbeit wird die katholische Polemik gegen die Täufer in der ersten Hälfte des 16. Jahrhunderts zum ersten Mal ausführlich untersucht und dargestellt. Es werden vor allem die Anti-Täufer-Schriften der drei wichtigsten katholischen Kontroverstheologen jener Zeit - Cochläus, Eck und Fabri - analysiert und kritisch gewürdigt. Dabei wird die wesentliche Zielsetzung der Streitschriften deutlich: Ein geistiges Bollwerk gegen alle «ketzerischen» Lehren zu bilden, besonders die Reformatoren Luther und Zwingli und deren Anhängerschaft in Mißkredit zu bringen sowie die blutige Unterdrückung der Täufer zu rechtfertigen.
(ISBN: 3-631-43640-8)

Price: $85.50

Studien zum Maertyrerlied der Taeufer im 16. Jahrhundert

Studien zum Maertyrerlied der Taeufer im 16. Jahrhundert
Ursula Lieseberg

Bei dieser Arbeit handelt es sich um einen ersten Versuch, die noch kaum bekannte Gattung des deutschsprachigen Märtyrerliedes der Täufer zu definieren und die Lieder - getrennt nach den Gruppierungen der Schweizer Brüder, Mennoniten und Hutterischen Brüder - in ihren inhaltlichen und formalen Merkmalen sowie in ihren Funktionen vorzustellen. Die für das pazifistische Täufertum typischen Gesänge spiegeln in den einzelnen Stationen des Märtyrerschicksals weitgehend die blutige Täufergeschichte wider. In chronologischer Reihenfolge wird der weite Bogen aufgezeigt, der von dem ersten, von Martin Luther geschaffenen Märtyrerlied bis zu den letzten hutterischen Liedexemplaren im 17. Jahrhundert reicht. Angaben über Autoren, Melodien und Gesang runden das Bild über diese Lieder ab, die jahrhundertelang in den Täufergemeinden von großer Bedeutung waren und noch heute vor allem auf den hutterischen Bruderhöfen in Nordamerika in der Gesangspraxis lebendig geblieben sind.
(ISBN: 3-631-43611-4)

Price: $74.99

Glaubenzeugnisse oberdeutscher Taufgesinnter

Glaubenszeugnisse oberdeutscher Taufgesinnter
Dr. Lydia Mueller

A collection of confessional and doctrinal articles gathered by Dr. Lydia Mueller in 1938
(ISBN: none available)

Price: $29.99

Mennonite Historical Atlas

Mennonite Historical Atlas
William Schroeder & Helmut T. Huebert

A collection of 128 maps showing past and present locations of Mennonites in Europe, Russia, North America and Latin America. The Atlas includes four maps of Aussiedler locations and six maps of Hutterite sites. Forty-two pages of text add meaning to the maps. Complete with bibliography and a detailed index.
(ISBN: 0-920643-05-1)

Price: $22.00

The Drummer's Wife

The Drummer's Wife
Josepf Stoll

This is a collection of gripping, but true stories about the first generation of Anabaptists in the Netherlands. The stories, although dramatized, are all taken from historic Anabaptist source books, such as Martyrs Mirror. The vision of these Anabaptists was to establish a church patterned directly after the New Testament. Such a vision was a threat to the established state churches, and the Anabaptist movement was strongly suppressed by both Catholics and Protestants.
The Drummer’s Wife begins with a longer narrative account of the lives of an Anabaptist couple who lived during the turbulent period of 1531-1549 in the Netherlands. This longer account is followed by a number of shorter stories, covering the lives of Anabaptists who lived during the period from 1549 to 1569.
This collection of historical narratives includes the account of Dirk Willems, who had escaped the authorities sent to arrest him, but then returned to save one of the deputies who had fallen through the ice on a frozen pond and was drowning.
(ISBN: none available)

Price: $5.85

The Russians' Secret

The Russians' Secret
Peter Hoover with Serguei V. Petrov

When most of us think of kingdom Christians, we think of groups like the Waldensians and Anabaptists—movements that sprang up in western Europe. But the work of the Holy Spirit has never been limited to western Europe and the Americas. No, the Spirit has raised up kingdom Christians at various times and in various places all over the world, including Russia and the East.
The story of the various Spirit-led groups of Christians in Old Russia is quite fascinating. Peter Hoover, author of the popular Secret of the Strength, brings their story to life in his book, The Russian Secret.
English edition of: Feuertaufe: Das redikale Leben der Täufer - eine Provokation
(ISBN: none available)

Price: $3.00

The Reformers and their Stepchildren

The Reformders and their Stepchildren
Leonard Verduin

Some books will not go away. They may not be bestsellers, but once a print run is exhausted, the book is soon being requested. They have a lasting appeal, they say something no one else is saying, or they say what everyone else is saying, only better.
Leonard Verduin's 1964 book, The Reformers and their Stepchildren, is like that. Verduin wrote his book to trace the conflict between the church-state alliance and those who believe that a personal, voluntary commitment to Christ is the door to membership into Christ's body. By the time the book was ready for publication in 1964, Verduin had uncovered a startling episode in history, and given clear insights into the church's true mission.
(ISBN: 978-0-8010-9284-8

Price: $12.75

The Anabaptist Story

The Anabaptist Story: An Introduction to Sixteenth-Century Anabaptism
William R. Estep

Four hundred seventy years ago the Anabaptist movement was launched with the inauguration of believer's baptism and the formation of the first congregation of the Swiss Brethren in Zurich, Switzerland. This standard introduction to the history of Anabaptism by noted church historian William R. Estep offers a vivid chronicle of the rise and spread of teachings and heritage of this important stream in Christianity.
This third edition of The Anabaptist Story has been substantially revised and enlarged to take into account the numerous Anabaptist sources that have come to light in the last half-century as well as the significant number of monographs and other scholarly works on Anabaptist themes that have recently appeared. Estep challenges a number of assumptions held by contemporary historians and offers fresh insights into the Anabaptist movement.
(ISBN: 0-8028-0886-7)

Price: $34.42

Anabaptism in Outline

Anabaptism in Outline
Edited by Walter Klaassen

Walter Klaassen gathered and translated this comprehensive book of selections drawn from writings and statements of 16th-century Anabaptists. The selections are arranged under topics such as Baptism; Church; Nonresistance; Jesus the Word; Government; Cross, Suffering, and Discipleship; and Relations to Other Christians.
(ISBN: 0-8361-1241-5)

Price: $29.99

Radical Faith

Radical Faith: An Alternative History of the Christian Curch
John Driver
John Driver has written a history that is an alternative both to traditional accounts and to sectarian interpretations. Radical Faith outlines the story of Christian people whose radical faith and commitment relegated them to the margins of a powerful church. Recovering the story of God’s people in this unique way provides readers with a valuable new perspective on Christian history.
Eighteen different groups and movements are represented, from the first century up to the 20th.
Teachers and students of church history will appreciate the combination of clear organization, lucid prose, and numerous sidebar citations from primary sources.
(ISBN: 0-9683462-8-6)

Price: $38.40

Profiles of Anabaptist Women

Profiles of Anabaptist Women: Sixteenth-Century Reforming Pioneers
C. Arnold Snyder and Linda A. Huebert, Editors

During the upheavals of the Reformation, one of the most significant of the radical Protestant movements emerged — that of the Anabaptist movement. Profiles of Anabaptist Women provides lively, well-researched profiles of the courageous women who chose to risk prosecution and martyrdom to pursue this unsanctioned religion — a religion that, unlike the established religions of the day, initially offered them opportunity and encouragement to proselytize.
Derived from sixteenth-century government records and court testimonies, hymns, songs and poems, these profiles provide a panorama of life and faith experiences of women from Switzerland, Germany, Holland and Austria.
These personal stories of courage, faith, commitment and resourcefulness interweave women’s lives into the greater milieu, relating them to the dominant male context and the socio-political background of the Reformation. Taken together, these sketches will give readers an appreciation for the central role played by Anabaptist women in the emergence and persistence of this radical branch of Protestantism.
(ISBN: 0-88920-277-X)

Price: $32.20

Recovery of the Anabaptist Vision

The Recovery of the Anabaptist Vision: A 60th Anniversary tribute to Herold S. Bender
edited by Guy F. Hershberger
This volume opens with the Herold S. Bender's incisive contribution to Anabaptist studies, "The Anabaptist Vision". It is presented in conjunction with essays by other leading scholars, and explores how we understand Anabaptist origins, character, history, and its meaning.
(ISBN: 1-57910-600-5)

Price: $27.35

Rise & Fall of the Anabaptists

Rise and Fall of tha Anabaptists
E. Belfort Bax
This volume, the third in its series, concludes Bax's studies of the social side of the Reformation in Germany. Anabaptism was essentially a German product and did not take root in Latin countries. This book outline its development and maturation.
(ISBN: 1-57910-603-X)

Price: $33.55

Preservings 2005

Preservings , Issue No. 25, 2005
D. F. Plett Historical Research Foundation
Preservings is the journal of the D. F. Plett Historical Research Foundation, Inc. It is published annually, and spearheaded by Dr. Hans Werner and Dr. John J. Friesen.
(ISBN: none available)

Price: $20.00

Preservings 2006

Preservings, Issue No. 26, 2006
D. F. Plett Historical Research Foundation
Preservings is the journal of the D. F. Plett Historical Research Foundation, Inc. It is published annually, and spearheaded by Dr. Hans Werner and Dr. John J. Friesen.
(ISBN: none available)

Price: $20.00

Anabaptism: Neither Catholic nor Protestant

Anabaptism: Neither Catholic nor Protestant, 3rd. Edition
Walter Klaassen
Anabaptism: Neither Catholic nor Protestant remains a classic description of the Anabaptist movement. Walter Klaassen's casual and inviting writing style, combined with his mastery of sixteenth-century historical sources, has resulted in a rare book: at once reliable, informative, and a pleasure to read.
Klaassen shows how Anabaptists combined elements of Protestantism and Catholicism into a third option which, he argues, has continuing relevance for the present. This is especially true in the areas of lay witness, peace and war, economics, and relationships with the state. Klaassen's hope that increasing numbers of Protestants and Catholics would enter into dialogue with the Anabaptist tradition has in fact been realized. Today, Anabaptism is accepted as part of the common heritage of all Christians.
(ISBN: 1-894710-01-0)

Price: $18.00

The secret of the Serength

The Secret of the Strength: What would the Anabaptists tell this generation?
Peter Hoover
"We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard, said the apostles marching directly into persecution. They had discovered the secret of Jesus' strength. We may discover it too, thanks to the clues left behind by those who loved not their lives even unto death. In this book you may find many clues."
(ISBN: none available)

Price: $16.50

Brueder in Christo

Brothers in Christ
Brueder in Christo
Frizt Blanke
"Brüder in Christo" ist die unveränderte Neuauflage einer bahnbrechenden Arbeit des 1967 verstorbenen Schweizer Kirchenhistorikers Fritz Blanke über den Ursprung der Täuferbewegung in Zollikon bei Zürich.

The author retraces the development of the fascinating revival of the anabaptist movement,
retelling the stories of this movement of dedicated believers.

(English ISBN: 1-59244-180-7)
(German ISBN: 3-907827-24-4)

Price: $14.99

Im Feuer Getauft

Im Feuer Getauft
Ben Girod
Dieses Buch ist ein leuchtendes Juwel, das all unsere normalen geistlichen Grenzen sprengt. Ben Girod, einer der Bischöfe der Amish People (Wiedertäufer in den USA), nimmt uns mit auf seinen Weg der Nachfolge.
(ISBN: 3-907827-38-4)

Price: $19.99

Spiritual life in Anabaptism

Spiritual Life in Anabaptism
Cornelius J. Dyck
During the time of the Reformation, it was the Anabaptists who spoke the most about the new birth and vibrant, life-changing faith. This work contains selections from Menno Simons, Pilgram Marpeck, Balthasar Hubmaier and other Anabaptists on the inner life, the new birth, prayer, and discipleship.
This is not a history book, but a powerful devotional work for all Christians who are serious about their walk with Christ.
(ISBN: 0-8361-9024-6)

Price: $37.00

Anabaptists & Postmodernity

Anabaptism & Postmodernity
Susan & Gerald Biesecker-Mask
In Anabaptists and Postmodernity, the radical Christian witness of sixteenth-century Anabaptists encounters the postmodern consumer culture of twenty-first century North America.
Readers will find themselves in the middle of a vigorous conversation about the renewal in the secular West of Anabaptist-related intellectual and church life. The book offers interdisciplinary proposals for such renewal. First, the cultural and religious context for renewal is established through religious criticism of postmodern theories as well as revisionary analysis of historical and literary narratives. Second, concrete options for church transformation emerge through theological proposals for practical discipleship and ethical challenges to contemporary social habits. Throughout, writers ponder the visible shape of church witness in a dramatically changing world.
(ISBN: 0-9665021-2-4)

Price: $44.99

Cultivating Peace

Cultivating Peace: Courage, Conscience and Resistance to War
MCC Ontario
A resource prepared for Rembrance Day 2006 but suitable for anytime of the year.
Available from the MCCO office or download it as a PDF file.
(ISBN: none available)

Price: $6.50

   
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